Line(s) of the Day #LucyintheSkywithDiamonds

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Picture yourself in a boat on a river
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes

Taken from the song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds by musical pioneers The Beatles, from their highly acclaimed eighth studio album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967). You can find three other memorable examples of their gift for songwriting with In My LifeThe End and Tomorrow Never Knows.

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Gr8at: Bond Songs

I’ll be writing my thoughts on Spectre soon, but I wanted to discuss in extra detail the aspect of Bond theme tunes. Especially as there was such a cool response to Sam Smith’s much anticipated song Writing’s on the Wall. I sided with the majority and was hugely disappointed. Smith is clearly an undoubted award-winning talent, and he is evdently aware of previous Bond songs, but for me there wasn’t a strong enough melody and I didn’t like his style of singing for the song. Unlike the hugely popular Skyfall and every other Bond theme, it did actually top the UK charts so clearly has its fanbase.

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Where would you rank it in terms of Bond themes? Are there any you particularly like or dislike? I’ve focused on the songs themselves, but if you are curious about the graphics side within the credits, I recommend this piece by Vinnie H.

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Gr8at: Songs to Lighten your Mood and Make you Smile

It’s not too far from the weekend, so I thought why not do a post on songs that are always guaranteed to put a smile on my face. Is there a piece of music that can lighten you mood? A tune that’s impossible to stand still to even when you couldn’t feel less like dancing?

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Line(s) of the Day #Inmylife

In my life The Beatles cover

All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I’ve loved them all

Taken from the song In My Life from The Beatles’ sixth studio album Rubber Soul.